Dr Stephen Riady was appointed as a Non- Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 16 August 2017 and was re-appointed on 26 April 2021. He is a deemed controlling shareholder of the Company.
Dr Riady was appointed as Executive Chairman of OUE Limited on 9 March 2010. He has been serving as Executive Director of OUE Limited since 30 November 2006, and as the Group Chief Executive Officer (in an expansion of his role as Executive Chairman) on 1 January 2020. OUE Limited is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). He is also an Executive Director of Lippo Limited and has been its Chairman since 1991. He was appointed as a Director of Lippo China Resources Limited and Hongkong Chinese Limited in 1992 and in March 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of both companies. Dr Riady is the Executive President of Lippo Limited, Lippo China Resources Limited and Hongkong Chinese Limited, which are all listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Dr Riady is also a member of the remuneration committee and nomination committee of Lippo Limited, Lippo China Resources Limited and Hongkong Chinese Limited.
His service to society includes such civic engagements as founding honorary advisor of the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Education Development and Research, member of the Boards of Trustees of Volunteer Service Trust and The Better Hong Kong Foundation, member of the Advisory Council of One Country, Two Systems Research Institute, fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award World Fellowship and member of the Advisory Board of Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America. Dr Riady also holds the positions of Trustee of the Global Board of Trustees of Asia Society; Executive Vice President, China Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs; and Permanent Honorary Chairman, Singapore Research Centre of Institute for Global Development of Tsinghua University.
In public service, Dr Riady was a Hong Kong Affairs Advisor from April 1995 to June 1997, appointed by the Hong Kong and Macao Office of the State Council and Xinhua News Agency, Hong Kong Branch of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). In addition, he is a member of the Committee to Promote Economic Co-operation between Fujian and Hong Kong, a committee established by the Provincial Government of Fujian, PRC.
Accolades he has received include the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres awarded by the French government, and the Strategic Investment Entrepreneur of the Year in Ernst & Young’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Singapore 2007. He was awarded the 2018 EY Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, an award which recognises successful Southeast Asia businesses that contribute to the economy and community in the region. He is an Honorary Citizen of Shenzhen, PRC.
Dr Riady is a graduate of the University of Southern California, United States of America and holds a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University, United States of America. He was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom, and is one of the first Honorary University Fellows installed by the Hong Kong Baptist University.